ABOUT RAMAPO

RAMAPO HIGH SCHOOL

Founded in 1956, Ramapo High School is a part of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District and serves approximately 1,170 students from the communities of Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff. Ramapo High School strives to provide all students with a rigorous and challenging educational experience that will serve graduates for their entire lives. 

Academically, Ramapo focuses on the core disciplines and offers students a wide array of elective programs in a 1:1 learning environment.  Courses are offered at multiple ability levels and include an extensive offering of college preparatory, honors, advanced placement, and dual enrollment courses.  Dual enrollment courses provide students with the opportunity to earn college credits by completing college-level work at the high school through partnerships with Syracuse University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Bergen Community College.  Another option is for students to apply for the University Program where students take honors level courses that are thematically focused in Engineering.  Five exciting science elective courses are also available: STEM Challenge Lab, Science Seminar, Animal Studies, Sports Science and Entertainment & Science.

In addition to core academic requirements, many students enroll in elective areas of study.  Students may choose from courses in visual and performing arts, family and consumer science, applied technology, and music.  The Ramapo Music Program offers band, marching band, orchestra, jazz, and choral programs for those students interested in the music experience. Students who are interested in the performing arts have the opportunity to become involved in dramatic production and/or a musical production during the school year. 

Ramapo High School provides students with vibrant and diverse athletic and co-curricular programs with 25 multi-level sports teams and 49 sanctioned clubs. Ramapo athletics competes at the highest level and is a member of the Big North Conference and North Jersey Super Football Conference and is a previous recipient of the NJSIAA Sportsmanship Award. Students are also offered the opportunity to engage in community service through a number of programs. Service organizations within the school include student government, the Ambassador Program (freshman mentoring), the National Honor Society, Teens Need Teens (peer counseling), Amnesty International, the Environmental Club, and the Interact Club. The traditional Holiday Festival in the beginning of December welcomes 400 elementary school students from a Paterson elementary school to Ramapo for a day of holiday excitement provided by the student body.

The school's modern facility fully supports the school’s academic and co-curricular programs.  The physical education area includes two gymnasiums, dedicated health rooms, a dance studio, a physical fitness center, an upper and lower ropes course, a climbing wall, and a newly expanded mountain bike trail and thirty student mountain bikes.  The Library/Media Center includes cooperative and collaborative learning spaces, two 3D printers, and an interactive classroom.  The library also boasts a large digital collection in addition to traditional print resources.  The school has four additional 3D printers, its own fully equipped television suite for internal broadcasts, multiple science labs, industrial technology rooms, art studios, and a graphic design room, a publications room for the school's newspaper, yearbook, and literary magazine, in addition to traditional and collaborative classroom spaces.

We are proud of the achievements of our students and faculty and consistently receive a number of awards that include the AP Scholars Program, county and regional music and athletic awards, recognition for achievement in the Panasonic Challenge among many others.  A more comprehensive list is available from school’s performance report accessible from the following link: http://bit.ly/2GRFlsH